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NY- Health Affairs, A Health Plan Spurs Transformation Of Primary Care Practices Into Better-Paid Medical Homes

Mar 2011

Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, located in upstate New York, introdiced a risk-adjusted capitated payment model in three pilot provider practices to establish patient-centered medical homes.


ME- Health Affairs, At Martin's Point In Maine, Primary Care Teams For Chronic Disease Patients

Mar 2011

Martin's Point Health Care is improving patient care for those with chronic diseases by reorganizing practices into patient-centered "care teams."


WI- Health Affairs, Charting A Life-and-Health Cycle And Expanded Primary Care Options For Patients In Wisconsin

Mar 2011

Bellin Health takes a "life-and-health cycle" approach that stresses prevention and minimizing the liklihood that patients who use the system will ever need costly acute, inpatient care.


VT- Health Affairs, Vermont’s Blueprint For Medical Homes, Community Health Teams, and Better Health at Lower Cost

Mar 2011

The Vermont Blueprint for Health is a statewide public-private initiative aimed at transforming health care delivery, improving health outcomes, and enabling the citizens of Vermont to recieve seemless, coordinated care.


NIHCR -- Lessons from the Field: Making Accountable Care Organizations Real

Mar 2011

This study examined seven provider organizations’ efforts to implement care delivery changes similar to interventions.


KFF -- State Budgets under Federal Health Reform: The Extent and Causes of Variations in Estimated Impacts

Mar 2011

This report seeks to answer three questions:
1. What is the range of estimates of the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on state budgets?
2. Why do estimated impacts of the ACA on states vary so widely across reported estimates?
3. What conclusions can we draw about the fiscal impact of the ACA on states based on this analysis? 


CMWF/NASHP -- On the Road to Better Value: State Roles in Promoting Accountable Care Organizations

Mar 2011

This report examines the development of the ACO model, focusing on Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.

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